Hashimoto’s Thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where a person has an underactive thyroid (not enough thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism. In this section, we will cover treatment of Hashi's and management during pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.

It’s a “Live-It”, Not A Diet: How A Chef-Turned-Health Coach Healed Her Own Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism With Food

mom and kid having fun with food

Hello, I’m Jen and I’ve been obsessed with food all my life. (Hi Jen…) Are you like me?  Do you eat, sleep and dream food too? My love affair with food began where so many others have as well—around the kitchen table.  I lucked out by having grandmothers who could really cook.  My nana’s Italian sausages—a little spicy from the seasonings and sweet from rich

Hashimoto’s Treatment: Safety and Controversy Over Desiccated Thyroid Hormone :: Part 2

Doctors and nurses

In Part 1 of our examination of natural thyroid hormone replacement as the treatment for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, we reviewed the history of natural thyroid hormones (desiccated thyroid hormones such as Armour and NatureThroid, which include T4, T3, T2 and T1). We then looked at the reasons for the development of synthetic thyroid hormones (T4 and T3 are separate synthetic replacement hormones; T4 converts to T3

18 Months Postpartum: Hashimoto’s Seesaw Starts Stabilizing

Hashimoto's mom 18 months postpartum

At a year and a half postpartum I’m feeling more optimistic about balancing life as the mother of a toddler and coping with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I remember last year coping with this condition wasn’t exactly a walk in the park.  My thyroid levels were staying stubbornly stagnant – on the high end of the normal range.  I was dealing with symptoms like fatigue, brain fog,

Hashimoto’s Treatment: Why Do We Have Natural and Synthetic Thyroid Hormone Replacement? :: Part I

Armour Thyroid replacement

Whether the cause is autoimmune – which is relatively common and is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – or otherwise, hypothyroidism can be treated one of two ways:  with natural hormones or synthetic hormones. Examples of the former include supplements such as Armour, NatureThroid, and myriad others that are less well known.  Just search for “natural thyroid supplements” online and see for yourself.  Iodine, as well as

Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism – Top Research Institutions To Bookmark + Hashimoto’s Gut Microbiome Research

Latest Hashimoto's research for Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2014

As we sit in the midst of 2014’s Thyroid Disease Awareness Month, it seems prudent to follow up on our article from last year detailing research and progress in the fight against Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Last January 2013, we presented a brief overview on Hashimoto’s thyroid research, which covered all major research efforts to date.  Below we continue this coverage by keeping our readers up-to-date on

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